Night Blooming Jessamine
|Description||An intoxicating tropical shrub with dense, glossy green foliage and clusters of small greenish white flowers that are not particularly showy, but have a superbly sweet fragrance on warm summer evenings. Works well as a screen or divider. Place near outdoor living spaces where the fragrance can best be enjoyed. A frost-tender evergreen.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Espalier, Hedge, Privacy Screen|
|Design Ideas||This fine tropical shrub is a special night garden plant for hot zone gardens. Makes a fine evergreen natural hedge that works well as a visual screen or background. Plant as a single, specimen to enjoy its fragrance blossoms close up. Adapts well to containers on porch, patio and terrace. Small white ornamental berries will attract birds to the garden.|
|Companion Plants||Lantana (Lantana); Mandevilla (Mandevilla); Salvia (Salvia); New Zealand Flax (Phormium); Hibiscus (Hibiscus)|
|Care||Prefers light, sandy, well-drained soils with room for roots to spread. Shelter from harsh sun exposures in hot summer regions. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Feed in early spring. Prune annually after bloom period. Protect from frost; may be overwintered indoors in colder zones.|
|Lore||Night blooming tropical plants often lack color because it is useless when there is no sun. Fragrance is what draws pollinators, often moths, bats or other night flying nectar feeders.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11
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